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SmilynStef
Cornfields of the midwest
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We're still enjoying our annual Creature Feature at Jingle Belles ... this week I decided to feature a fun little trio of Penguins from Impression Obsession. I stamped them in black and then used the wonderful detail nibs of my... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland discoveries: I do love the combination of flavors in Cowboy Cookies Life Assessment Checklist ... I need to work on limiting sugar & eating veggies every day how to Carve a Name in a Pumpkin love... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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When I saw the How to Catch a Star book cover at The Library Challenge, I immediately knew what I wanted to make. I die cut the Waffle Flower Stars Pattern Background from Navy Cardstock and cut it into three... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The current Facebook Challenge for Waffle Flower is to Everything Orange. Since Orange is my favorite color, I had fun combining a number of Waffle Flower Products and Orange Designer Papers from my stash. I started by die-cutting the Waffle... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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I discovered a new Challenge Blog - Let's Squash It! - an Embossing Folder Challenge. The first Challenge is to use one that is both Geometric & Metallic. I had lots of choices, but settled on the We R Memory... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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This morning's card was inspired by the Just Add Ink Just Choose Two Challenge. I chose to combine Sequins with Metallic Foil together with the Sketch Saturday Layout. My background is Gina K. Designs Dazzling Orange Foil with her Holiday... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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This afternoon I enjoyed another virtual card-making session with friends ... I am so very grateful for these meetings across the miles. The first card I made was for this week's CAS(e) this Sketch! Challenge. I flipped the sketch on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The current #staycraftywithHero Challenge is to create a Slimline Holiday card. I decided to combine it with the Challenge at A Blog Named Hero to Use a See-Through Element. I got some new Maribu Alcohol Inks in the mail today,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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This week is our annual Creature Feature at Jingle Belles ... so break out the animals for your holiday cards. It could be a sweet little sheep, a cuddly puppy, or perhaps a Reindeer … okay, or even a monster... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of skipping through blogland: Easy Pumpkin Pie Crisp lovely 500 Square Feet Walk-Up Noodles with Sesame Chili Dressing looks so good love this vibrant rainbow layout at our house, we have a weakness for a good Coconut Cream... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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When I saw the current Mixed Media Challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique was Purple, Orange, Green! Eek! It's Halloween!, I thought it would be fun to try a gel press print for #gellinktober with three colors that didn't blend.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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I have had a lot of fun this month joining Birgit's Gellinktober Challenge - #gellinktober ... I've been working through various color combinations making my own rainbow of inked gel prints. I tried Alcohol Ink on my Gel Press for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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When I saw the Dictionary Day Challenge at Daring Cardmakers, I knew I needed to join the fun. I started with my Joy Definition Stamp from Catslife Press stamped in brown on ivory cardstock & the joy page out of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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The current Seize the Birthday Challenge is to use your Scraps. I decided to combine it with the Color Hues Challenge and make my scraps Blue & Orange. I created a paper pieced stripes background and then used scraps to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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I built my card around a fun snarky sentiment from Haunt It from The Project Bin. I stamped it in Pink and added some fun Pink Paper that reminds me of a Terrazzo Floor for the H is for Pink... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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This card is for the Color Week Challenge at Just Us Girls. I started with a lovely Black & Purple Floral Paper from Moonlit Manor by Recollections. I couldn't resist adding the purple stage curtain from the Tim Holtz Ideology... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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My card started with the hues from this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. As I look at the picture, the tan looks more ivory, but I saw it as kraft in the color samples. Instead of bats, my black is cats.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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The October #TEMakerChallenge is to use Blue, Stencils and makes something that is not a card. I started with a Navy Tag that I stenciled with Mosaic Leaves using Garden Party & White Pigment Ink. I stamped & die cut... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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This afternoon I had fun making cards with The Salon Collection by Echo Park. The first one uses this week's CAS(e) this Sketch! Layout. I love the little pops of pink on the single layer design. Then I used this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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When I saw the inspiration photo at the TGIF Challenges, I couldn't resist using some of my favorite Vintage Rides Stickers from {a vintage girl} & her daughter ... remember my discount code SMILYNSTEF gets you 15% off your order.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
Pretty birds in the Christmas tree
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I literally dreamed about this card ... do you ever do that? As I was thinking about what I wanted my next Jingle Belles PINK Christmas card to be, I dreamed about a paper-pieced pink background using scraps of all... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
what a cool little village
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Another week of blogland finds: have you whipped-up any Pumpkin Recipes Geometric Beauty this Pretzel Crusted Chicken Salad looks divine Paper Beads from Gel Press Prints you can make your own Beef Stew Seasoning (I usually resort to a packet)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling
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The October Monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K. Designs is Color Blocking. I started with one of my #gellinktober prints (I used the middle one, which was the brayer roll-off print). I inked an Acrylic Block with Gina K. Designs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2020 at Ingenious Inkling